Explore Minimally Invasive Surgery Solutions

Minimally invasive surgery is a game-changer that allows you to get the treatment needed to relieve pain without the trauma of open surgery. If you need joint surgery, you’re in good hands with fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon Obi Osuji, MD, FAAOS, at Signature Orthopedics in Mesquite, Texas. Dr. Osuji has extensive experience in surgical repair and reconstruction and is an expert in minimally invasive joint surgery. Call Signature Orthopedics today or connect online to request an appointment if you need orthopedic surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

Minimally invasive surgery is a procedure that uses one or more small incisions instead of the large incision required by open surgery.

Open surgery causes significant trauma, as the surgeon makes a long incision, pulls back the tissues, and exposes the area they need to reach inside your body.

Minimally invasive surgery causes minimal trauma. Dr. Osuji uses specialized instruments slim enough to fit through the tiny incisions.

The primary instrument holds a light and high-definition camera that sends magnified images to a monitor. Dr. Osuji views the surgical area on the monitor and manipulates the instruments from outside your body.

Dr. Osuji performs arthroscopy to diagnose and repair problems in your joints. The arthroscope contains the camera and light, providing detailed images that let Dr. Osuji examine the tissues and identify the problem.

After determining you need surgical repair, he passes instruments through the scope or makes another small incision to insert additional instruments.

An expert in arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Osuji can repair problems like:

  • Meniscus tears
  • Cartilage damage
  • ACL ligament injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Labral tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Biceps tendon tear

Dr. Osuji can reconstruct ligaments, repair or reshape cartilage, release or reattach tendons, and remove damaged tissue during the same procedure. He can also fix some joint fractures using arthroscopic surgery.

Dr. Osuji performs minimally invasive total joint replacements, replacing the knee and hip joints using specially designed arthroscopes.

During a joint replacement, the incision will be slightly larger than the one used for a routine arthroscopic procedure. However, it’s still significantly smaller than open surgery and causes minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues.

Small incisions offer several significant health advantages over open surgery. Minimally invasive surgery causes:

  • Less pain and discomfort after surgery
  • Reduced bleeding during surgery
  • Less time in the hospital
  • Minimal scarring
  • Faster recovery time
  • Quicker return to sports and daily activities

Minimally invasive surgery also reduces your chances of developing an infection after surgery.

You might be surprised to learn that Dr. Osuji does many procedures in the outpatient clinic, including hip and knee replacements. This allows you to go home on the same day as your surgery.

Call Signature Orthopedics today or book an appointment online to learn more about minimally invasive surgery.